The Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot was unveiled on Monday, and the nine Blue Jays who are candidates for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard are a mix of franchise cornerstones and new faces.
Right fielder Jose Bautista -- the longtime face of the franchise who was an All-Star with Toronto six consecutive years from 2010-15 -- is once again on the ballot for the Midsummer Classic in Miami. So is superstar third baseman Josh Donaldson, who has been an All-Star in both of his first two seasons as a Blue Jay, including his 2015 American League MVP campaign.
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Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will be seeking a sixth career All-Star nod, but has yet to earn one with Toronto, while catcher Russell Martin could make his fifth career All-Star Game, and second with the Blue Jays. Center fielder Kevin Pillar will be looking to make the Midsummer Classic for the first time.
Two of the key additions to the 2017 Blue Jays -- designated hitter Kendrys Morales and left fielder Steve Pearce -- are also on the ballot looking to make an All-Star team for the first time in their careers.
First baseman Justin Smoak and second baseman Devon Travis round out the Blue Jays on the ballot. Both have yet to make an All-Star team.
Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, June 29, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com Ballpark mobile apps. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.
Following the announcement of the 2017 All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. Then on Tuesday, July 11, while watching the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.
The 88th Midsummer Classic, at Marlins Park in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM will have comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.
David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.